Communist campaigner

YOU write fondly of a late local journalist as a ‘campaigner for peace and social justice’, but then say he was general secretary of the Young Communist League.

None of the tens of millions of victims of Communist tyranny and persecution throughout the world – eastern Europe and Russia in particular – would regard his Communist Party activities as equating to campaigning for peace and social justice.

Born in 1921, he would have been active in the Communist movement when Stalin’s atrocities and purges were already well known.

Would you write so sympathetically about an old Nazi sympathiser? I hope not.

Francis Dixon,

South Chailey